I was sorry to find another inaccurate article about our borough in tonight’s Evening Standard.
Peter Dominiczak reported that soldiers stationed in the borough to provide support for the Olympics in light of the G4S catastrophe were being ‘charged £1 for a shower’.
I’m glad to say that this is not the case.
As soon as we were approached, this morning, by representatives of the army, requesting free use of our facilities at the newly-refurbished St George’s Leisure Centre, which is run by the contractor GLL, we were only to happy to oblige.
We are, of course, very grateful for the contribution that they are making to keeping our residents safe and our neighbourhoods free from potential disorder during the Games.
I want to extend a warm welcome to the troops on behalf of East End residents. I hope that they enjoy their stay here, and we will strive to do all we can to accommodate them.